Each year, Binghamton enrolls more than 17,000 students—including 3,600+ graduate students—in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The student population includes approximately 3,000 international students from 115+ countries.
The academic culture at Binghamton rivals a first-rate private university—rigorous, collaborative, and innovative—while the campus culture exemplifies the best kind of public university experience—richly diverse students, an active social life, and deep engagement with the community.
Programs and schools
Binghamton offers more than 60 master’s, 30 doctoral, and 50 accelerated (combined bachelor’s/master’s) degrees, plus certificates and non-degree coursework under six schools: College of Community and Public Affairs, Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the newly established School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
University faculty are top scholars and groundbreaking researchers; most (93%) hold the highest degree offered in their field. Among the many honors Binghamton professors have received are Nobel Prize in Chemistry [Professor Stanley Whittingham], Fulbright, Ford, and Guggenheim Fellowships; National Science Foundation and National Book Awards; and grants from the National Institutes of Health and the US Departments of Energy, Defense, Commerce, and Education.
Advanced research conducted across every discipline and every school at Binghamton leads to new insights, new technologies, and new jobs. From work developing biofilm technology to the study of human trafficking, Binghamton graduate students collaborate with faculty and thrive in a diverse community that promotes the exchange of innovative ideas.
The University’s Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) explore critical issues aimed at developing solutions to today’s complex and consequential problems. Graduate students have the opportunity to work with faculty researchers in these TAEs, which focus inquiry and innovation in five distinct areas: citizenship, rights, and cultural belonging; health sciences; material and visual worlds; smart energy; and sustainable communities.
Accolades and recognition
There are 137,000+ Binghamton alumni around the globe.
• #1 Top Public College in New York and #16 in the nation (Business First, 2019)
• #31 Top Public School in the Nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)
• Ranked R1 (very high research) status in Carnegie Classifications (2019)
Campus setting and facilities
The University’s main campus is spread over 930 acres in the town of Vestal, New York, one mile west of the city of Binghamton. Greater Binghamton is a friendly, affordable, and safe community only hours from major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Resources available include extensive libraries, a five-building science complex, a 190-acre forest and wetland area, a performing arts center and art museum, and extensive athletic facilities. The University’s Innovative Technologies Complex is home to the Bioengineering Building, the Engineering and Science Building, the Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging Center, and the Smart Energy Building.
There are 137,000+ Binghamton alumni around the globe, and graduates have gone on to become technology innovators, best-selling authors, trailblazing researchers, business leaders, respected educators at Tier 1 research universities, and more. Many alumni support current students by offering internships, serving as mentors, and participating in networking initiatives.